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Garnett, William (1850–1932), physicist and educational administrator, was born at 183 Queen Street, Portsea, on 30 December 1850, son of William Garnett, auctioneer, and his wife, Selina (née Webb). He was baptized at King Street Chapel in the following March. Four years later, the family moved to ...

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Menter, Sir James Woodham [Jim] (1921–2006), physicist, industrialist, and university administrator, was born at Oxford House, Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, Kent, on 22 August 1921, the only son of Horace Menter, railway signalman, and his wife, Jane Anne, née Lackenby, nurse. He had two older sisters, ...

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Westaway, Frederick William (1864–1946), school inspector and writer on science, was born on 29 July 1864 at 42 Malvern Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the eldest son of William Westaway (1840–1926), a blacksmith and later publican, and his illiterate wife, Caroline Baldwin (1840–1916), a former servant, and daughter of ...